News and Community Engagement

Metro CASA Training


Did you know that CASAs are required to participate in continuing education each year? Chesterfield CASA volunteers recently joined CASAs from our neighboring programs in Henrico, Richmond, Goochland, and Hanover to learn more about children’s mental health. Dr. Dorothy O’Keefe, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, shared information on various diagnoses and treatment options for children and adolescents.


Welcome New CASAs

Chesterfield CASA's newest court appointed special advocates were sworn in

On October 13, our newest Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in by Chief Judge Travis R. Williams. We are excited to warmly welcome Shelly Schmidt, Abby McCann, Nikisha Hunte, Michael Shaw, Karen Cassiday, Stacey Hall, Hannah Mercer, Tara Ormsby, Monica Davies, and Mariah King. We are thrilled to have them join Chesterfield CASA and add their voices to speak for children.

Upcoming Events

Interested in volunteering with Chesterfield CASA?!

Our spring training for new volunteers begins March 14, 2023! The training includes 32 hours of instruction and 4 hours of courtroom observation. Classes are held on Tuesday evening and two Saturdays over an 8-week period. If interested, please fill out our inquiry form or reach out to for more information.